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Causes Of Headaches
It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect against all forces that the neck may be potentially exposed to such as in a car accident. ...Read more
Nightmares: Nightmares frequently happen in post-traumatic stress disorder, but also in 20-40% of kids between age 5-12 without any psychopathology. Creative people with "thin boundaries" on psychological tests may have them. Medications like antidepressants, certain antihypertensives, antiparkinsonian drugs, & barbiturates can cause nightmares; also withdrawal from alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. ...Read more
Various causes: Headaches could be a rather simple annoyance or very complicated. There are many factors causing headaches. Also, a headache could be a sign of another disease process or be the disease itself. Some examples include simple tensions headaches, vascular headaches (e.g. Migraine), tumor related headaches, spine related headaches, etc. A qualified physician needs to assess this properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertigo: Headspins or vrtigo result from stimulation of the labrynth in the inner ear. This can be due to sudden changes in position, as in spinning or be do to certain medications, low blood pressure or low blood sugar. It can also be triggered by motion sickness. Speak to your doctor if this is a persistent problem. ...Read more
Dementia: Too wide to describe here, but u can google the word & get full description of causes of cognitive deficits. Summary is that there are either genetic such as fragile x syndrome, fixed such as brain injury, slowly progressive such as infection, a feature of other conditions such as parkinson's disease, or rapidly progressive dementias such as organ failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities : There are many types of headaches and myriad causes for them to develop. Muscle tension and spasms, vascular spasms, food triggers, over use of headache medications and cervical spine joint disease are some of the possible causes. If you find them debilitating and interfering with your life, i suggest consulting a physician experienced in treating chronic headaches for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin breakdown. : When a sick or frail patient lays in one position for a long time and cannot move the pressure over bony prominences ( hip, tailbone, etc ) can crush and kill the skin in between the bone and the bed. Bad ones can even kill off the muscle. This dead tissue can become infected and spread to the rest of the system ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heredity: About 30 million americans have migraine, which is an inherited disorder, in part at least, of a neurotransmitter susceptibility disorder. Your glutamate brain receptors respond in an exaggerated fashion to either internal or external bodily triggers, such as nitrites, or bright sunshine. The process eventuates in the migraine headache. There are plenty of preventative approaches available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Position dizziness: Is dizzy means light headed or spinning of the head? If this is light headed and feeling of black out then dropping of blood pressure with change in body position one of the common reason. Check with your phyhsician. He may check your blood pressure in different position. ...Read more
Headband headaches: If you get headaches only when you wear headbands than stop wearing them, or dont wear them too tight in some cases headbands can be triggers for migraine headaches and if youhave history of headaches in past not related to headbands than it is the trigger and avoid it some people use headbands to prevent headaches, these are not too tight. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes for headaches. One common cause is not drinking enough water daily. You need 6-8 cups daily minimum. Another cause is drinking too much caffeine, alcohol or sugary drink, they too can dehydrate you and cause headaches. Another cause is taking headache medications like motrin daily. If you can correct these things and still have headaches see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several reasons: If there is a blockage in an artery supplying the heart, pain will occur, often on exertion but it could occur at rest as well. Pericarditis, an inflammation in the sac around the heart, can also cause pain. But remember, not all pain in the chest is related to the heart. Pain related to GI problems, for instance, can simulate heart pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause of epilepsy: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more
Migraine Physiology: Migraines are caused by inflammation affecting different structures in the head. When inflammation affects blood vessels, vascular features such as light, sound, movement and smell sensitivity occur. When inflammation affects nerve cells in the brain, auras and complex neurological symptoms occur. Several medications are useful for quick results. Lifestyle changes improve inflammation long term. ...Read more
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